The focus on local sustainability and locally-sourced foods is actually creating more problems than it solves for the planet, according to US food policy analyst Jack Bobo.

Speaking during a live webinar organised last week by Agri Aware and Alltech Ireland, Bobo said that many consumers today want locally sourced foods, while policymakers are designing new regulations that target local sustainability goals, such as country by country climate targets or the recently published EU Farm to Fork proposal.